Ocean's 13

Cool. Stylish. Cool

The movie is all this and more. Those of you who thought Ocean's 12 was no great sequel, should watch this one. It is a worthy successor to Ocean's 11.

The original cast of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 come together once more to pull off a caper against all odds. The odds are 13 to one. The one being none other than the living legend of method acting Al Pacino.

The group of con men, skilled thieves come together under the able leadership of Daniel Ocean (George Clooney) and Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to take on Willie Bank (Al Pacino), who's a lot tougher than Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). This time the gangs comes together not for the bounty but for revenge. revenge for their buddy Reuben (Elliot Gould) who goes into a vegetable like state because he is cheated by Willie Banks in the 'best hotel Vegas has seen' project.

How will you take down a man who has the best security system in the world, the best assistant one could have, all the money one ever needs, pride that has no boundaries, dreams to be bigger and more powerful and make sure he wins the Five Diamond prize for his hotel and casino, The Bank. He's won a Five Diamond award for all his hotels you see. And he's planning the grandest opening ever of his hotel and casino- The Bank.

And that's just where the gang begins. Pride. You know right through that they will win, but then you really want to know how they do it. You expect those little twists and turns, those bits of surprise which is what made Ocean's 11 a treat to watch and Ocean's 13 just about comes close to the coolness of Ocean's 11.

The characterization that worked so well in 11 continues in 13. The fit and slim Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) who is always eating or drinking something in every opening shot, the suave and controlled Danny (Clooney), the coming of age Linus (Matt Damon), the Japanese jabbering Yen (Shaobo Qin), the ever arguing Virgil (Casey Afleck) and Turk (Scott Cann), the animated Frank (Bernie Mac), the calm Saul (Carl Reiner) and others are unforgettable. And how can you not like Al Pacino when he's doing what he does best, acting loud and clear.

It is quite a challenge putting together such a large cast of stars and yet maintain a balance of character and appearance, but Steven pulls it off quite well and the script writers finally got back to what the essence of Ocean's 11 was.

You just got to watch this entertainer. I especially love the Oprah Winfrey sequences ! Cool ! Cool ! Cool !


Ocean's 13 DVD.com June 15, 2007 at 11:47 AM  

Hey Ved,

Great review! We liked your opener enough to quote you in our "100 Bloggers Review Ocean's 13" feature on our homepage.

Believe me, it's work finding quote-worthy reviews, so I'm glad to have found yours.

See you at the movies!

Ved June 16, 2007 at 5:46 AM  


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